09/03/2018

Grants open to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week in Wide Bay

  • Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week.
  • NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from 8 – 15 July 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  • Grant applications open until 3 April 2018.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is encouraging local communities to take part in NAIDOC Week celebrations, with a national grant round of $1.4 million open now.  

“NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wide Bay and across the country,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Coalition Government is proud to support NAIDOC Week each year, and these grants will enable Wide Bay communities to host their own events, whether it’s a cultural showcase or family fun day.”

The 2018 NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ celebrates the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our nation.

In addition to the local grants, the Government will support the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony – which honours the achievements of First Australians across a number of fields.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that hundreds of events will be held across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

“I look forward to celebrating NAIDOC Week this year and encourage all Australian communities to get involved,” Mr Scullion said.

“NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich and unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and their history, culture and language in our nation and I encourage all communities to consider ways to get involved through the Coalition Government’s grant round.”

Applications close 3 April 2018 at 5pm (AEST). Further information on the 2018 NAIDOC Grants is available at https://pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/indigenous-affairs/2018-naidoc-grant-funding-round-application-kit